PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:Christians need to be involved in the elective process, not to champion one political party over another, but to call the nation back toits moral roots. The future of the United States is not defined in Bible prophecy. A weak or ungodly government here would just make iteasier for the future evil world dictator, the Beast, to exert his influence. A revival here would be an great impetus to an End Timesspiritual harvest and might provide the environment for a Christian underground during the Tribulation.
Jan. 20, 2013 - The illustration for Newsweek's current "cover story" [Newsweek is strictly digital now - no printed magazine] shows aside shot of Obama's head and the prominent words, "The Second Coming." Brent Baker of the Media Research Center noted that Newseek hasalways been favorable to the President. He recalled that Newsweek vereran reporter Evan Thomas said this about the President during his firstyear:
"In a way, Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world. He's sort of God. He's going to bring all different sides together."
Just days before the U.S. presidential election, evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham, has suggested that "this could be America's last call" before the return of Christ, and has asked voters to pray for guidance.
Graham says that he and his father have taken a strong stand this year to support candidates who embrace biblical values.
Oct. 28, 2012 - Bishop David Ricken, the Bishop of Green Bay, sent a letter to parishioners with a list of “intrinsically evil” positionsthat contradict fundamental contents of faith and morals. The list includes abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research,and human cloning. The letter said,
"To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally ‘complicit’ with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.”
The largest slice of President Barack Obama's religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious... They're the "nones," also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Oct. 26, 2012 - There are different ways that hackers can affect the voting process. Amateurs have the ability to modify thevoting machines if they have access to them, and professionals would probably be able to tamper with state-run voting databases.
“I’m somewhat surprised it hasn’t happened yet,” said Stephen Cobb, a security evangelist for ESET-North America, an IT security company, in a recent article in Dark Reading.
The introduction to this article claims that the result of an election will be changed by hackers, but the big question is which electionwill it be. It may not happen this time but it could.
Oct. 25, 2012 - The Obama campaign released an ad featuring Lena Dunham, 26-year-old creator ofHBO’s raunchy series Girls.
It’s an astoundingly tasteless ad comparing voting for the first time to losing your virginity. Really. And Dunham recommends that if you’re going to have sex – er, vote – for the first time, you should really do it with President Barack.Obama.
The article includes the transcript of the ad and an embeded video.
Oct.23, 2012 - In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Sarah Palin reacted to the news of a cover-up of the facts about the Libyanembassy attack. She said that while our troops are fighting for freedoms, the news media abuse that freedom of the press.
There is no moral compass there in this administration! There isn't a moral compass in our mainstream media. It is a corruptmainstream media!... The press gets out there and they think that they're free to lie to the American people about what's going on!
Oct. 23, 2012 - In last night's presidential debate, moderator Bob Schieffer asked the candidates,
“Would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States, which of course is the same promise that we give to our close allies like Japan? And if you made such a declaration, would not that deter Iran? It’s certainly deterred the Soviet Union for a long, long time when we made that – when we made that promise to our allies.”
President Obama said “I will stand with Israel if they are attacked.” Mitt Romney said he agreed with the President. Joel Rosenbergpoints out that neither man made it a point that they would support a pre-emptive strike. The problem is, once Iran has used a nuclearbomb against Israel it will be too late.
Oct. 19, 2012 - During an appearance on the Piers Morgan television program Franklin Graham said that the President's positionon the same-sex marriage issue will be a big issue for voters.
"God instituted marriage. And for the president to now back something that is against God's position and – is a big problem for him withnot only Evangelical churches, but African-American churches across this country who are very conservative," said Graham.
Oct. 10, 2012 - Mitt Romney, who has taken a strong pro-life position about abortion, has not said much about the subjectrecently, focusing more on economic issues. Recently he told the Des Moines Register, "There's no legislation with regards toabortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda."
The former Massachusetts governor said he would instead use an executive order to reinstate the so-called Mexico City policy that bans American aid from funding abortions. President Barack Obama waived the order soon after taking office.
Oct. 9, 2012 - The gold ring President Obama wears on his wedding-ring finger is inscribed with the words "There is no God but Allah."He wore it even before his marriage to Michelle in 1992.
Photographs published last week by the New Yorker from Obama’s time at Occidental College, taken by fellows students, indicate that the ring Obama wore three decades ago is the one he is wearing in the White House.
Oct. 5, 2012 - Reza Kahlili, an ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and counterterrorism expert, says thatan anonymous source reports that a three-person delegation of the Obama administration engaged in secret negotiations yesterdaywith a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. They urged Iran to announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichmentbefore next month’s U.S. election in order to save Barack Obama’s presidency.
The U.S. representatives promised the Obama administration quickly would remove some sanctions on the Iranian central bank and oil industry, with further collaboration after the election, the source said.
Ed. Note: The moral issue here is deception. If this article is correct, the American peoplewill be tricked into temporary approval of the President just long enough to influence the outcome of the elections.
Oct. 3, 2012 - During the first of three debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney, Romney said thatallowing the federal budget deficit to grow was morally wrong.
“I think it’s not just an economic issue, I think it’s a moral issue,” Romney said. “I think it’s frankly not moral for mygeneration to keep spending massively more than we take in knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation."
He said that we must reverse the deficit or our children and grandchildren will be paying for it their whole lives.
Oct. 1, 2012 - Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has evidently found a good balance in his expressions of personalbeliefs. He mentions the Bible as the "Word of God" without bringing up the Book of Mormon, and he stresses the "Judeo-Christianvalues" that he shares with social conservatives.
Sept. 28, 2012 - On the Fox & Friends program this morning Geraldo Rivera accused the administration of misleading theAmerican public about the attacks on a consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11. They originally told the media that the attack was causedby the anti-Islamic video trailer. It can now be shown that they knew it was an al Quaida-related terrorist attack, but did not want tocharacterize it as such. Geraldo calls the situation Bengazi-gate and says that the ‘scandal’ represents a “cancer on the presidency.”He said:
“The reason we call it ‘Benghazi-gate’ is because it contains the grim prospect that the administration knew or should have known the true nature [of the attacks].”
As usual, major developments are taking place in the Middle East while most Americans are left in the dark by the news media'spreoccupation with the political campaigns. Our "Israel" section documents news from foreign sources and intelligence expertsshowing that Israel feels that the window of opportunity to stop Iran's nuclear development is closing fast, and that the U.S.and the rest of the world has failed to impose effective sanctions against Iran to stop their deadly progress.
Most Americans are not getting this news at home, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that the time has run out forsanctions to work. The alternative would be a pre-emptive strike to cripple Iran's nuclear development facilities. But if Israelinitiates such a self-defensive attack, would the U.S. stand with them to minimize the response from Iran? Until recently it hasbeen assumed that the answer would be "yes." But President Obama and his administration has been telegraphing a definite "no" tothis question in a number of ways.
The President has cut back on the planned routine military exercises with Israel this fall. His "top soldier," General Martin Dempsey,chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, actually said "I don't want to be complicit if they choose to do it." "Complicit" is a legal termthat implies involvement in some illegal activity.
For some time the Obama administration has been leaking sensitive information, such as Israel's flight paths to the enemy to a topIsraeli news outlet to discourage Israelis from taking action against Iran.
Meanwhile, David Rubin, a U.S.-born Israeli author and terrorism expert, says he expects Israel to attack Iran before the U.S.presidential election because it will show President Obama's reticence to help Israel and give Mitt Romney the opportunity to show his support.
Sept. 6, 2012 - President Obama reportedly personally intervened to have mentions of "God" and "Jerusalem" re-insertedinto the Democratic Party platform. The chairman of the convention had difficulty obtaining approval of the change.
The convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, had to take a voice vote three times, as the number of "nays" shouted was unexpected. After declaring the changes passed, a chorus of boos could be heard from delegates in the Time Warner Center Arena.
During the 2008 campaign Mr. Obama said, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided." He later said thathe is not trying to "predetermine" the final status of the city since that should be determined in negotiations between the parties."
Sept. 5, 2012 - Four years ago the Democratic Party's platform affirmed that “Jerusalem is and will remain the capitalof Israel,” but the 2012 platform doesn't even mention Jerusalem. Mitt Romney denounced the Democrats for‘embracing President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.’
In addition, the 2012 platform dropped statements about the Palestinian conflict in Israel. Their earlier stance called for isolationof Hamas until it would renounce terrorism. It called for a two-state solution to the conflict and said, “that it’s not realistic toexpect [the] outcome of negotiations to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949.”
Sept. 4, 2012 - In sharp contrast with the Republican platform, the Democrats are scheduled to adopt an explanation oftheir principles that endorses gay marriage and abortion. It will call for equal treatment under the law for same-sex couples, andwould deny individual states' right to not recognize same-sex marriage.
The platform opposes "federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law" to same-sex couples.
On abortion, it affirms support for the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court that made abortion legal, and for a woman's rightto have "a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay."
Aug. 29,. 2012 - Speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, former secretary of State Condoleezza Ricedid not mention the president, but lamented the decline of the nation in three key areas: economic, educational, and immigrationpolicies. She warned that no foreign rival can harm the U.S. more than we harm ourselves by neglecting these issues.
"When the world looks at us today, they see an American government that cannot live within its means," she said. "They see a governmentthat continues to borrow money, mortgaging the future of generations to come."
She said that "the crisis in K-12 education" is a grave threat. She encouraged better immigration laws that will protect our borders, butstill "welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us."
She agreed that it is a burden to lead in world affairs, but if we fail to lead the result will either be chaos, or "others who do not share our valueswill fill the vacuum."
Aug. 27, 2012 - Mitt Romney shared some of his more private beliefs and feelings about his Mormon religion and the importance offamily life. He served as an LDS missionary to France for a couple of years, and led Mormon churches in the Boston area at one point in hislife. He told reporters,
"And these things drew me closer to the eternal and convinced me that in fact there is a God. Jesus Christ is the son of God and my savior, and these are things that continue to be important in my life, of course."
Source: Kevin Bohn, Melissa Dunst and Courtney Yager - CNN
Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and reject federal spending as an antidote for the nation's ailing job market.
Aug. 26, 2012 - Some newspapers have "accidentally" omitted listings of the movie 2016 – Obama's America," but it has done verywell in spite of this. The number of theaters showing the movie has risen from 160 to 700 this weekend. Last weekend the movie producedthe fifth highest per-screen average income.
The Republican Party’s platform is expected to include support for a two-state solution in the Middle East...The proposed language as it now stands, written by the Romney campaign and committee aides, states, “We envision two democratic states,”
Rick Warren, Saddleback Church’s pastor, announced Wednesday that a civil forum planned with President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the church has been canceled because of what Warren saw as uncivil discourse between the two campaigns.
We highly recommend the movie 2016: Obama's America. It is a documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book Obama's America: Unmakingthe American Dream. It is produced by Gerald R. Molen, producer of Schindler's List.
The movie's tag line is "Love him. Hate him. You don't know him." D'Souza explains that President Obama was basically unknownto the American public in 2008 when they elected him. They did know that he was a handsome and charming man with a message of hope,and it was a privilege for them to prove that we as a nation were beyond the era of prejudice by electing a black president for the first time.
I didn't vote for him, but I understood the urge to finally put to rest any racial limitation to greatness in the land of the free! Iwould gladly have voted for Alan Keyes if he had been on the ticket. And when Obama won, I was worried about his socialist leanings, butI was proud that a black person could be called the President of the United States.
The movie reveals what President Obama's own book, "Dreams from My Father," intimated: that he idolized his absentee father, who left Barackin Hawaii and returned to Kenya where he started another family. More importantly, Obama adopted his father's anti-colonial attitudes, andtranslated them into socialist/Communist ideals through the mentoring of Frank Marshall Davis while he was still in Hawaii.
The movie shows that the destructive results of President Obama's first term were not caused by ineptitude, but are the outcome of hisanti-colonial worldview that has no place for an American superpower. If he is allowed to continue his presidency he will weaken the countryeconomically and militarily to the point that we will be just another nation in the global scheme of things. The movie does not portray thepresident as an intrinsically evil person, but as the product of his environment.
Dinesh D'Souza was born in India, another country spawned by colonialism. He was born the same year as President Obama, and attended anIvy League college like him. But he had the privilege of being part of the Reagan administration. He has become a renowned conservativepolitical advisor and an outstanding Christian apologist. He is now president of The King's College in New York City. He shows thatcountries that have adopted the American way of doing things have prospered, while Kenya and other anti-American countries have suffered.
Aug. 19, 2012 - New billboards say: CHRISTIANITY: Sadistic God; Useless Savior; 30,000+ Versions of "Truth" Promotes Hate, Calls it "Love"
The American Atheists group is planning a billboard campaign in the host cities of the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions. One billboardmessage attacks Christianity, and another attacks Mormonism. David Silverman, president of the group said that they focus on the presidentialelections because,
“Allowing our judgment to be clouded by sheer silliness is unacceptable. We want to show thepeople of our country the foolishness of mixing religion with politics.”
Aug. 11, 2012 - MItt Romney has announced that Paul Ryan will be his choice for Vice Presidential running mate.
Ryan, 42, already considered a rising star in the Republican Party, is chairman of the House Budget Committee. He’s been in Congress since1999 and is best known this session for his controversial budget plan that includes an overhaul of Medicare.
Romney will make his choice official at a campaign stop this morning in Norfolk, Virgina.
Aug. 9, 2012 - A new TV ad from the Mitt Romney's camp accuses President Obama of declaring a "war on religion" by forcingreligious institutions to go against their faith." It also uses images of Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II.
The commercial includes some of Romney recent speech in Warsaw, reflecting on Pope John Paul II's words -- "be not afraid" -- during a1979 trip to Poland that helped lead to the end to communist rule.
Aug. 1, 2012 - Even though homosexuals represent maybe 3 percent of the population, their lobby has apparently convinceddemocratic power-brokers that denying same-sex marriage is equivalent to denying interracial marriage.
For the first time in its history, anonymous sources told Politico, the Democratic National Committee will add homosexual “marriage” to the party platform. The Democrats will present this endorsement at the convention in September in Charlotte, N.C.
The majority of the citizens of North Carolina, where the convention will be held, has already decided in favor of traditional marriage, andrecently approved a constitutional amendment that establishes this opinion. A significant number of black voters also approved the amendment.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) criticized President Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Rev. William Owens, presidentof the organization, said "The man holding the most powerful position in the world is stooping to lead the country down an immoral path.”
July 31,2012 - Glen Beck stresses the importance of a new book, "The Communist," by Paul Kengor . It reveals the fact thatPresident Obama's mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, whose last name is never given in Obama's own book, "Dreams from My Father," was aradical card-carrying communist. The book shows the comparisons between Davis' anti-capitalist views and Obama's own beliefs.
One example of the disturbing influence that Davis had on Obama was Davis's attitude toward Winston Churchill. While Americans andBritain's considered Churchill the man of the century, Davis hated him.
Kengor thinks the relationship with Davis might be behind Obama’s decision to send the bust of Churchill given to the U.S. as agift after the 9/11 attacks back to Britain.
July 23, 2012 - On “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio”, Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton contrasted President Obama's attitudetoward Israel with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is travelling to Israel next week, but President Obama has not visited Israel since hetook office (he did visit during the campaign). Even though he made a major address to the Arab world in Egypt and stopped to visit Saudi Arabiain his first year, he has not paid a visit to Israel
This is a video of Dnish D'Sousa's speech at CPAC and preview of the upcoming film, "2016." It is about President Obama's history andbeliefs, and a serious warning about what America will look like if he is re-elected.
July 12, 2012 - A recent speech by President Obama illustrated what some are calling America’s coming civil war between the Makersand the Takers. This year's election will be the focal point of Class Warfare: a battle of words between the wealth-creating private sectorof the country and the growing network of the government's public sector.
Over the past century America’s private sector has been the source of productivity, innovation, creativity, and growth–and gave us theiPhone and iPad. The public sector has been the engine of entitlement, stagnation, and decline -- and gave us Detroit and the South Bronx.
June 28, 2012 - Many leaders of conservative Christian organizations are speaking out about the Supreme Court decision allowingthe controversial health care law to stand. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins claimed that the individual mandate of the lawis an attack on our liberties. He said,
It is only one section among hundreds of provisions in the law that will force taxpayers to fund abortions, violate their conscience rights, and impose a massive tax and debt burden on American families."
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), said that the court's decision was "incredibly disappointing."She said that it offends the conscience of taxpayers because it makes them complicit in the deaths of countless unborn children.
June 25, 2012 - The Supreme Court struck down the majority of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law, but Justice Antonin Scaliatook President Barack Obama to task in a scathing 22-page dissent. He wrote:
"But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the Presidentdeclines to enforce boggles the mind.”
June 4, 2012 - President Obama's recent endorsement of same sex marriage and his health care policies, forcing Catholic institutionsto provide insurance that covers birth control, may make a difference in the upcoming elections.
For the past decade or so, exit polls have found that the more often a voter attends church, the more likely he was to back a conservative candidate, earning the GOP the nickname "God's Own Party."
May 23, 2012 - The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reports that 54 percent of Americans are growing impatient with religiouspoliticking.
"When people say they want religious organizations out of politics, they mean religious organizations telling people who to vote for, We find ... lots of consensus that our religious values should inform our positions on issues."
May 15, 2012 - At a fundraiser hosted by the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Leadership Council, President Obamawent beyond his recent statement that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. He spoke in favor of repealingthe Defense of Marriage Act which was passed in 1996.
May 10, 2012 - Franklin Graham, who had actively supported the successful push to amend North Carolina's constitution to define marriage asa union of a man and a woman, voiced strong disappointment over President Obama's affirmation of same-sex marriage. He said,
“President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more.”
May 9, 2012 - President Obama finally clarified what he had earlier called an evolving opinion about same-sex marriage.
"At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," Obama told ABC News.
The President he said his position has changed, "as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my ownstaff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships..."
May 9, 2012 - North Carolina became the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union betweena man and a woman. Final results are not yet in, but with 35 percent of precincts reporting, 58 percent were in favor of the amendment.
In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama's cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to reject the amendment.
May 6, 2012 - On NBC's "Meet the Press," vice President Biden took a stand on the same-sex marriage controversy.
Vice President Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples, a stand that gay rights advocates interpreted as an endorsement of same-sex marriage.
April 26, 2012 - A new survey by Gallup indicates that President Barack Obama has a wide lead over Mitt Romney among moderately andless religious voters and Romney dominating among very religious voters.
April 11, 2012 - Rick Santorum made an impressive challenge for the Republican presidential candidate position, but hehas decided to drop out of the race, making it nearly certain that Mitt Romney will clinch the nomination.
His rise forced the issues of birth control and the role of Christianity in public life to the forefront of the campaign, frustratingRomney, a former private equity executive who sought to keep the focus on the economy.
Mar. 13, 2012 - In Alabama and Mississippi polls of Republicans reveal that few think President Obama is a Christian in spite ofhis statements that he is. The vast majority think he is a Muslim or are just not sure of his faith.
Mar. 7, 2012 - Super Tuesday elections gave Mitt Romney a big boost in the number of delegates he would need to clinch theGOP nomination, but Rick Santorum did better than expected, and the other two candidates, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul apparently still plan tocontinue the race.
Romney won six state contests on Tuesday, including Ohio. Santorum picked up three, and Gingrich picked up one.
The total number of delegates needed to win the nomination is 1,144. Here is the delegate count at this point:
Mar. 1, 2012 - Fearless conservative commentator and Internet publisher Andrew Breitbart died today "unexpectedly from natural causes."
Breitbart was a prolific commentator who founded several websites devoted to covering politics, entertainment and everything in between.Earlier in his career, he worked for the Drudge Report before breaking off to start his own outlets -- including Big Government, BigHollywood and Breitbart.tv.
His websites announced the news and printed the concluding passage from his book, Righteous Indignation. It said, in part, "I love my job.I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. Ilove fighting back, I love finding allies, and-famously-I enjoy making enemies."
Feb/ 24. 2012 - Qurans that had been used to pass messages between war criminals in Afghanistan were inadvertently burned on a militarybase there. An Afghan soldier shot and killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded others in retaliation for the burning. Now there is wide-spread riotingagainst the U.S. on the streets of Afghanistan. President Obama issued an apology for the action Thursday morning.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Afghan President Hamid Karzi should be the one apologizing to the U.S., and that the Afghans"do not deserve the apology of the United States."
He was joined by Sarah Palin, who blasted the decision on her Facebook page: "Obama apologizes for the inadvertent Quran burning this week;now the U.S. trained and protected Afghan Army can apologize for killing two of our soldiers yesterday."
Jan. 29, 2012 - Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion ran for president of the U.S., and predicted that someday the U.S. Constitution would “hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber” and the Mormon priesthood would save it.
Out of Smith’s national political ambitions grew what would become known in Mormon circles as the “White Horse Prophecy” — a beliefingrained in Mormon culture and passed down through generations by church leaders.
Mitt Romney does not claim to be the one who will fulfill this prophecy, but there are apparently many Mormons who think he will.
Jan. 19, 2012 - Earlier in the day Newt Gingrich's ex-wife claimed that once wanted an "open marriage." When the presidentialdebate began tonight CNN Host John King asked Gingrich if he would like to comment on it. He said, "No, but I will." The audiencegave him a standing ovation.
Mr Gingrich told CNN's debate host that even raising the issue was "as close to despicable as anything I can imagine".
Jan. 19, 2012 - When asked if he would support a Muslim for president, Newt Gingrich said it would depend on the candidate's beliefs about Sharia law.
Speaker Gingrich responding by saying it depends on whether the candidate was “a modern person who happens to worship Allah.” Or “a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any kind of effort to impose that on the rest of us.”
He added that a candidate who believes in Shariah would be a “mortal threat.” He repeated his earlier call for federal legislation againstpracticing Shariah in U.S. courts.
Jan. 19, 2012 - David Neff writes, "Brothers and sisters, we are neither kingmakers nor powerbrokers."
By conspiring to throw their weight behind a single evangelical-friendly candidate, they fed the widespread perception thatevangelicalism's main identifying feature is right-wing political activism focused on abortion and homosexuality.
Their action was contrary to "An Evangelical Manifesto," signed in 2008, "which strongly repudiated attempts to politicize the faith,either from the Right or from the Left."
Jan. 17, 2011 - Fox News hosted another Republican Presidential Candidates debate yesterday in South Carolina, andaccording to political analyst Dick Morris, Newt Gingrich was the strong winner of the event.
Gingrich’s response to questions on the economy, foreign policy, and race in particular appeared to resonate wellwith the national viewing audience... using the Twitter social media website to register their responses.
Most responders felt that front-runner Mitt Romney had a weak showing and that he tried to dodge the questions.
At a weekend meeting at a ranch outside Houston, the group of 150 conservatives who had joined forces agreed on the third ballot to support the former Pennsylvania senator. Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich came in second.
Jan. 3, 2011 - The Iowa Caucuses, the first of the American primaries for the presidential elections, ended with a virtual tie for firstplace and a third contender close behind. Mit Romney garnered the 25% he had expected, but Rick Santorum, with a late surge, finished just 8 votesbehind him. Ron Paul was third with 22 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich was fourth, Rick Perry fifth, and Michelle Bachmann sixth.